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mPossible! Health Workers Can Get Training Anytime, Anywhere with Interactive Voice Response

Advances in mobile health—or mHealth—have expanded the realm of possibility for remote education, diagnostic and treatment support, communication and training, disease tracking, monitoring, and data collection.Every day, mHealth grows to inc

New Publication Spotlight: Partnering with African Faith-Based Organizations for a Strong Health Workforce

New Publication Spotlight: Partnering with African Faith-Based Organizations for a Strong Health Workforce

Announcing Ping App

Just over one year ago Nairobi was jolted by the attacks at Westgate Mall.

Experts representing non-commercial interests weigh in on ICANN and human rights

7 October 2014
(MK for APCNews)

Earlier this year, the Council of Europe released a report on the application of human rights to ICANN.

eAg Conference 2014

Helen Nissenbaum on Ad Nauseum, resistance through obfuscation, and weapons of the weak

Philosopher Helen Nissenbaum is one of the leading thinkers about the ethical issues we face in digital spaces.

Integra LLC Awarded USAID’s Wildlife Trafficking Technology Challenge

Integra LLC is proud to announce that it has been awarded the cost plus fixed fee contract to implement USAID’s Wildlife Trafficking Technology Challenge (WTTC). This three-year project is designed to source innovative technological solutions to combat wildlife trafficking through a series of challenge competitions, and to increase awareness of the illegal wildlife trade. The […]

2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Application Now Open

Applications for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders are being accepted now through Wednesday, November 5, 2014. Launched in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s 

Coco Fusco’s introduction to the Cuban blogosphere

Multimedia artist, writer, activist and teacher Coco Fusco is a visiting associate professor at MIT’s Comparative Media Studies this year, and she introduced herself to the Center for Civic Media community with a stunning talk this past Thursday, unpacking the history and the possible

Using innovation and creativity to get out of a crisis

Entrepreneurship, as with life in general, is a risky business. One of the hallmark characteristics of the quintessential entrepreneur is the boldness to take risks. However, with risk comes the potential for failure and the wrong decision can wind you up in a crisis situation.

Andrea Bolnick, Founder of Ikhalayami South Africa

“Ikhalayami designs, im

Traveling to Tanzania With PSI, IntraHealth International, and Mandy Moore

Over the years I have had the distinct privilege of meeting health workers around the world from Ethiopia and Kenya to Tanzania and South Africa to India and Brazil.Health workers, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, are the un

Defeating Disaster: Fueled by open-source software and crowdsourcing, the crisis mapping community is rapidly expanding. By Matt Alderton • Trajectory Magazine. 2014 issue 3

At 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2010, the island of Hispaniola twitched and jerked, as if the earth were shivering. In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on the island’s western half, it was 82 degrees—hardly hypothermal. As the shaking persisted, it became clear—Mother Nature wasn’t cold—she was having a seizure.

Hype curve, meet diffusion of innovations, Part II

In the first part of this thread, "Hype curve, meet diffusion of innovations," I simply threw up an image that overlaid Rogers's Diffusion of Innovations curve on top of Gartner's Hype Curve without much else---simply a question: "Notice anything interesting?" W
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